Which engine oil for VW 2.5 TDI ?

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Which engine oil for VW 2.5 TDI ?

Post by drex on Sun May 07, 2017 10:32 am

Hi all,

Hope everyone is ok :)

I need to top up my engine oil, and was wondering which oil to use ?

Would 5W/30 semi synthetic be the correct one ?

Thanks.
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Re: Which engine oil for VW 2.5 TDI ?

Post by kaspian on Sun May 07, 2017 10:46 am

Hi Drex , easiest option is go onto opieoils.co .uk or eurocarparts website. Type in your reg and this will give you the available oils from all manufacturers stocked. Eg. In my case When the pd engine from VW was introduced , oil at dealers seemed to be £10 per teaspoon but Opie sourced same oil  at sensible cost from the manufacturer.Dont have shares In either unfortunately but use regularly without problems


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Re: Which engine oil for VW 2.5 TDI ?

Post by burlingtonboaby on Sun May 07, 2017 11:14 am

drex wrote:Hi all,

Hope everyone is ok :)

I need to top up my engine oil, and was wondering which oil to use ?

Would 5W/30 semi synthetic be the correct one ?

Thanks.
I always used Millers oils in my T1,T2 T5 VW vans. www.millersoils.com
Our local garage uses Comma oils.
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Re: Which engine oil for VW 2.5 TDI ?

Post by Paulmold on Sun May 07, 2017 12:33 pm

Really need to know what was used at last change. If fully synthetic then I would only top up with fully synthetic.

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Re: Which engine oil for VW 2.5 TDI ?

Post by -mojo- on Sun May 07, 2017 2:51 pm

If all other methods fail, I would go with whatever it says in the base vehicle owner's handbook. I do not trust any other source these days, from the experience we had with our (later, PD-engined) 2.5l T5. Even VW main dealers and TPS get it wrong, regularly.

Fortunately on the non-PD, non-DPF engine it's not quite as critical, but I would still check out the handbook or, failing that, go and have a read/ask on the UK VWT4forum.
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Re: Which engine oil for VW 2.5 TDI ?

Post by drex on Sun May 07, 2017 4:57 pm

When it was serviced last year, they used F913D 5W/30 which is made my Morris lubricants.

But when I enter my van registration number into their site, it recommends Multivis CST SS 10W-40.
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Re: Which engine oil for VW 2.5 TDI ?

Post by daisy mae on Sun May 07, 2017 9:50 pm

I went to Euro-parts and they have a chart for all models, plus if you have the owners handbook  it is in there.I use VW 507 , I have a full oil and oil filter change every 12 months or every 3000 miles which ever is sooner, I have never topped it up in the four years that I have had it.

I know some say that you don`t need to regularly change the oil now adays, I have always done so, and believe my engine is better for it. jmho.

My engine is the VW 2.5 tdi


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